Loach are striking scaleless fish which make an ideal addition to community tanks. As they are bottom-feeders, ensure that they get their share at feeding time. Handle Clown Loach with care, as they have a movable spine in the groove below the eye which, while not venomous, can inflict a painful wound
These beautiful fish have an interesting shark-like appearance, and graceful swimming habits. While still small, they will ignore smaller species such as Tetras, but as they grow they can become more aggressive and may try to eat them. Silver Sharks like to jump, so ensure that their tank has a cover!
The following are downloadable Care Sheets for Loaches, Sharks and Eels.